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PM leaves Jeddah for home

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DHAKA, Oct 19, 2018 – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Jeddah for home concluding her four-day bilateral visit to Saudi Arabia at the invitation of King and Custodian of two Holy Mosques Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.A Biman Bangladesh Airlines fight took off from King Abdul Aziz Airport in Jeddah at 4.15 pm (KSA time) carrying the premier and her entourage members.Bangladesh Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Golam Moshi, Bangladesh Consul General in Jeddah FM Borhan Uddin and representatives of Saudi government saw the Prime Minister off at the airport.The flight is scheduled to land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at around 01.45 am (BST) tonight.During the visit, the prime minister had an audience with the Saudi King at Royal Palace and joined a lunch hosted by the King in her honour.She also held a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and Defense Minister Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz and discussed issues relating to bilateral interests.The prime minister also held a meeting with leaders of the Council of Saudi Chamber and the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce.Following the meeting, five memorandums of understanding (MoUs) regarding cooperation in industrial and power sectors were signed between Dhaka and Riyadh.The prime minister also inaugurated Bangladesh Chancery Building in the Diplomatic Quarters, Riyadh and laid the foundation stone of the Chancery Building of Bangladesh Consulate General in Jeddah.Sheikh Hasina offered ziarat at Rowza of Holy Prophet (PBUH) at Masjid Al-Nabawi and performed Umrah in Makkah.